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Can flesh-eating bacteria be prevented?

You cannot completely prevent infection by flesh-eating bacteria, but there are a few simple steps that can reduce your risk. Wash your hands frequently and clean any skin injury such as a cut or a scrape carefully and completely. If you come into contact with someone who has flesh-eating bacteria, you could consider antibiotic treatment to protect yourself. Discuss prevention methods with your doctor.

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